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Playaballena Spa Hotel

#5 of 9 Hotels in Rota
Certificate of Excellence
Avda Juan Carlos I s/n | Costa Ballena, 11520 Rota, Spain
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We have recently returned from a 10 day stay at this pleasant hotel and have only good things to say about it. We found all of the staff: reception, catering, bar etc genuinely friendly, and approachable. We were all inclusive and were pleased to find lots of good Spanish fare on the menus at each sitting, with plenty of seafood... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your comments given towards our establishment, and our staff, I will take this comment to them personally, because is in our interest, that all of our guests leave the hotel with a wonderful memory of their holidays. We are your disposal at anytime and we are looking forward to seeing you. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

Portlaoise, Ireland
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stayed at Playaballena for a week recently. Late September was ideal to stay here because the weather was great and the hotel was not over busy during the week. We had a pool view room -2045- which also had a side sea view. The room was pleasant and comfortable. I very much liked the ceiling fan rather than the... More 

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Thank MRN2000
P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Please Know that it is our aim that you spend the best days of your holidays with us and this is what we are working for and trying to improve every day. We will have very much in mind your impressions and we will work to improve these... More 

El Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Easy to find, great location! Beautiful surrounding areas, very comfortable bed and a very large bath tub for soaking! Loved it! Breakfast buffet was perfect with omelets or pancakes to order, mimosas as well. Also, the pool was very nice and kid friendly!

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Thank TMarie W
P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Please Know that it is our aim that you spend the best days of your holidays with us and this is what we are working for and trying to improve every day. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

Warner Robins GA
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The only regret I have is not being able to stay here during the summer season. The rooms were spacious and clean and I had a great view of the swimming pool from my outside door. I would say the hotel is only a couple hundred meters to the ocean which was nice. The hotel bars were good as well... More 

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1 Thank James I
P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear guest, First of all we are grateful for your kind words. Thank you for sharing your opinion with us and with many readers .Our main objective is to improve the quality of our service day by day in order to give a good service to our customers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best Regards, Luis Rossell. More 

Alcaidesa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

4th - 9th June. Maybe unlucky but seemed like we'd arrived in August. Far too many guests for the Hotel to cater for. Mainly in the buffet restaurant. Breakfast, one grill chef to cope with potentially 600 guests cooking eggs and omelets on a order per person basis. You can imagine the queue enough to put you off egg's. The... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments to which we will bear your impression in mind, We will work to improve the marked points in order that your next visit and your pereception of the products received is totally satisfactory. We are at your disposal at any time and hope that you return to visit us soon. Kind regards... More 

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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very good and nice hotel. Quite rooms with decent space. Good for families. Very cools and large beach next to the hotel. Some advice: -Ask for a room with a balcony toward the pool on right hand side from reception. Sun shine whole day -Lots of food for breakfast, no need to eat next but until 2-3PM !Remeber siesta time,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We stayed in n October half term and were very pleased with our stay - our room was large with beautiful sink area and bathroom. Our large balcony overlooked the golf course and sea - what more could you ask for. The food was varied and very tasty. We were very pleased to see a selection of Spanish dishes and... More 

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2 Thank Elizkeith W
P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I would like to thank you for your comments, as it is through them the best way we can improve the quality of our service, understanding the perception of our product and most important the quality and friendly service we provide. We once again thank you and are looking forward welcoming you to any of our establishments Luis... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Playaballena Spa Hotel is a comfortable hotel for a family vacation, presenting a lot of facilities for adults and for kids as well. The Atlantic Ocean is almost in front of the hotel, but there is also a nice outdoor pool in the hotel, extremely attractive for everybody. Very nice both indoor and outdoor design, good service, a big variety... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments, highly appreciate the opinion of our customers therefore fills us with satisfaction to know that they have enjoyed their holiday. We hope you can visit us again. Next up! Luis Rossell Gerente More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What an experience! Lovely pool for kids and very kind and skilled lifeguard who has to deal with a bunch of people shouting, eating and drinking everywhere and anything edible!. You can enjoy cava for breakfast. All the rest....A horrible experience in a 2 stars hotel NOT 4! The food, horrible, tasteless and the cheapest quality possible. Everyday you have... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all to thank his criticism through this we have the best way to learn about the experiences of our guests during your holiday, marking us as well road in favour of getting a product to suit. We have in mind their impressions and will work on improving the marked points to make in an upcoming visit... More 

Rota, Spain
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Enjoyed a relaxing Spa day with a group of girlfriends!! Although we all live here in Rota, Spain, it was such a treat to spend a relaxing Spa Day without having to actually be on vacation. Upon arrival our group was given a warm welcome by Manager, Luis Rossell. We ate in the hotel restaurant, El Arpon, for breakfast and... More 

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P-Stor, Gerente at Playaballena Spa Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We stay in your entire disposal and hope that you return to visit us in other occasions, meanwhile we will continue working in achieving our goal that is that our guests enjoy their stay along their holiday in our establishment. Luis Rossell Gerente More 

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